Franz Danzi

Franz Danzi Sheet Music

  • Born
    15th June 1763
  • Died
    13th April 1826
  • Birthplace
    Schwetzingen, Germany

Franz Ignaz Danzi was a German cellist, composer and conductor, the son of the noted Italian cellist Innocenz Danzi. Born in Schwetzingen and raised in Mannheim, Danzi studied with his father and with Georg Joseph Vogler before he joined the superlative orchestra of the Elector Karl Theodor in 1778 as a teenager. In 1780 the first of his woodwind compositions was published at Mannheim. His father, principal cellist of the orchestra, was praised by Mozart for his playing at the premiere of Idomeneo. Danzi remained behind in a Mannheim that was rendered more provincial when Karl Theodor moved his court to Munich in 1778. After an apprenticeship with the small theater orchestra left in Mannheim, he rejoined the main court in Munich as principal cellist—taking his father's position—in 1784. Danzi's career coincided with the original of much of the current concert hall music: he knew and admired Mozart, was a contemporary of Beethoven, and tutored Carl Maria von Weber, whose music he respected and promoted.

Title Form Instrument
3 String Quartets, Op. 7 Quartet String Quartet
3 String Quartets, Op.5 Quartet String Quartet
3 String Quartets, Op.6 Quartet String Quartet
3 String Quartets, Op.29 Quartet String Quartet
3 String Quartets, Op.44 Quartet String Quartet
3 String Quartets, Op.55 Quartet String Quartet
3 Wind Quintets, Op.56 Quintet Wind Ensemble
3 Wind Quintets, Op.67 Quintet Wind Ensemble
3 Wind Quintets, Op.68 Quintet Wind Ensemble
Quintet for Winds and Piano, Op.41 Quintet Chamber group
Wind Quintets Opp.56, 67, 68 Quintet Wind Ensemble
Sestetto, Op.10 Sextet Chamber group
Sextuor, Op.15 Sextet Chamber group
Basset Horn Sonata, Op.62 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Horn Sonata, Op.28 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Horn Sonata, Op.44 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Sonata for Horn and Piano, Op.28 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Sonata for Horn and Piano, Op.44 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano